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Glenn Moore: Manchester United are too rich to fall from grace

To judge from some recent coverage the empire built by Sir Alex Ferguson is crumbling, with the Reds about to go the same way as the Romans after …

Marinaleda: Spain's communist model village

Marinaleda, in impoverished Andalusia, used to suffer terrible hardships. Led by a charismatic mayor, the village declared itself a communist utopia and took farmland to provide for everyone. Could it be the answer to modern capitalism's failings?<p>In 2004, I was leafing through a travel guide to …

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Jack O'Connor Conference speech 2013<p>Date Released: 07 October 2013<p>Address by Jack O’Connor, General President SIPTU To The SIPTU Biennial Delegate …

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Art Everywhere: the 57 works coming to UK billboards - in pictures

From Monday, 22,000 advertising sites in the UK will feature one of 57 great artworks which have been voted for by the public. Don't miss your 24-page guide to Art Everywhere, free with the Guardian on Saturday 10 August

GMAT GRE LSAT SAT ACT TOEFL Test Preparation in New Zealaand

• <b>Time efficient preparation</b><br>Our preparation is tailored towards busy professionals. We will teach you what you need to know in the least amount of …

Massive Attack and Adam Curtis open Manchester festival

<b>A documentary screening in a derelict train depot, with live music from Massive Attack, has opened the Manchester International Festival.</b><p>Shown on 11 giant screens, the latest film by director Adam Curtis captivated the audience at Mayfield Depot.<p>Massive Attack contributed sinister cover versions …

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Miliband, Labour and Falkirk: the real problem is unions aren't influential enough

We've had one political scandal after another. David Cameron's election adviser has been revealed as a lobbyist for tobacco, oil and gas companies. …

Massive Attack v Adam Curtis – review

This may be the first time concertgoers have been advised to wear earplugs and instructed, "sensible footwear must be worn for this event". Still, …

The great European Cup teams: Ajax 1971-73

It's difficult now, given the city's reputation for liberalism and excess to imagine Amsterdam in the years following the second world war. It was a …

Alex Ferguson was as adept at evolving tactically as any manager football has seen

Perhaps Sir Alex Ferguson's greatest gift, certainly the one that has maintained him at the top of the British game for 35 years, has been his …

The Question: is the away-goals rule counterproductive?

Imagine that on Tuesday night, rather than playing that late free-kick short so Milan lost possession and conceded a fourth goal, Robinho had hurled …

The Question: why do great teams come to an end?

Football has a habit of reminding us of our mortality. The transition from hot young prospect to experienced old hand takes place in the length of …

The football tactical trends of 2011

The bielsista fluidity<p>The philosophy of this Barcelona, of course, is rooted in Total Football and the ideas implanted by Rinus Michels and Johan …

The Question: just how competitive is the Premier League?

It's the most competitive league in the world. Anybody can beat anybody on their day. There are no easy games in this league. The mantra of the …

The Question: Should a manager use tactics unsuitable for his players?

Three games played; three games lost. Already Gian Piero Gasperini must be fearing that that distant tolling of bells is meant for him. He was, in …

The Question: How best for Manchester United to combat Barcelona?

Talk to Arsène Wenger or Arrigo Sacchi and they'll tell you that it was the Ajax of the early 70s that shaped their philosophy. The basic tenets are …

A tactical review of the 2010-11 season

The closer you are, of course, the harder it is to step back and see the overall pattern. After Internazionale, cautious and canny and playing within …

How Valeriy Lobanovskyi's appliance of science won hearts and trophies

It is a game best known for the cock that evades capture for an embarrassingly long time, but Dynamo Kyiv's 3-0 victory over Atlético Madrid in the …

The Question: Should Man Utd worry about how many goals Rooney scores?

Last season, Wayne Rooney scored a lot of goals. A lot of people got very excited. It ruined England's World Cup hopes, rendered Dimitar Berbatov …

The Question: What has gone wrong for Fernando Torres at Chelsea?

Football is not a predictable game. A team can have 20 chances and still lose to a side that musters only one. All a coach can do is manipulate the …

Kenny Dalglish - will his tactics work for Liverpool in 2011?

<b>Liverpool</b><b><br>v Everton 20 May 1989, FA Cup final</b><p>At Liverpool, Dalglish was the last in the great dynasty of the boot-room, his job to an extent merely to …

The Question: How did tactics develop in 2010?

In August, I wrote a piece for the Guardian's pre-season supplement in which I speculated that, after the World Cup and Internazionale's success in …

The Question: How did a nutmeg change football tactics in the noughties?

A little over a hundred days into the new millennium Manchester United suffered a defeat so striking that it defined the tactical direction of …

The Question: is the box-to-box midfielder dead?

Doing some research into the 1990 World Cup recently, I was struck by a comment made by the England manager Bobby Robson after his captain, Bryan …

Football: The Question

In the past four seasons, the Premier League has provided nine of the 16 Champions League semi-finalists, five of the finalists and two of the …

The Question: Why are Manchester United conceding so few goals?

Remember 8 November last year? Labour Party rule came to an end in New Zealand, Ban-Ki Moon met African leaders to discuss the future of Congo, …

Football: The Question

Michael Owen may be the arch-poacher, but even he seems to have accepted that the art in which he excelled is of declining relevance. In his 2004 …

The Question - why has 4-4-2 been superseded by 4-2-3-1?

At what turned out to be Roy Keane's final press-conference as Sunderland manager, after the 4-1 defeat to Bolton, he admitted his side's 4-4-2 …

The Question: Jonathan Wilson on the rise and fall of 3-5-2

Some formations come and go, waxing and waning in and out of fashion. When others fade, though, they disappear. Nobody would dream these days of …